Yijun Liao 廖逸君 – aka Pixy – is a female artist born and raised in Shanghai, who now resides in New York. Her series Experimental Relationship (2007-now) challenges the Chinese customs, which tend to prescribe man/women relationship as being unbalanced: the man symbolizing the mentor, the protector; the women being younger, vulnerable. These autobiographical photographs stage herself and her current partner Moro, who is five years younger than her and native to Japan. The artist explores the alternative possibilities of heterosexuality and ultimately reverses man and women’s power relationship. When the female’s gaze transforms man as object.
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